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By Drew Larson
Davenport Times 

Lincoln County seeks COVID vaccinations in Whitman County


February 25, 2021

Lincoln Hospital

Lincoln Hospital, where more than 1,000 people are on the waiting list waiting for vaccinations.

DAVENPORT - Lincoln County's loss of COVID vaccinations was found in Whitman County.

Lincoln County Health Department Public Health Administrator Ed Dzedzy discussed what happened with Lincoln County commissioners Feb. 16.

Whitman County received thousands of doses of the Pfizer vaccine after multiple health providers requested them at once.

"The doses are shipped 1,000 at a time," Dzedzy said.

Because the Pfizer vaccine has to be stored at temperatures roughly -94 degrees Fahrenheit, Whitman County received too many doses to be able to handle.

"Whitman County had multiple providers orde...

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